Georgina Colwell

Soprano

Georgina Colwell (soprano) studied singing at The Guildhall School of Music in London. Whilst she has sung demanding roles in opera, her main area of expertise is the recital in which she specialises in song. Georgina is a dedicated exponent of English song – running an annual summer school on this
genre. Widely travelled, she delights in performing works by living composers. In addition to performing, she is the conductor of the TWIG Singers and the Albany Singers and teaches singing (and gives masterclasses in private practice). As an adjudicator she has used her experience and skills in the service of the English Poetry & Song Society. She is a member of the Association of English Singers and Speakers and The Incorporated Society of Musicians.

However, her skills range beyond singing to teaching piano, music theory and violin as well as – in the role of qualified librarian – having recently completed organising the manuscripts of the composer, Peter Wishart. Georgina has made a number of recordings notably “This sceptred isle” (accompanied by Nigel Foster) a programme of English song for the British Music Society, and “If music be the food of love” which contains Shakespeare-inspired songs, a programme originally given at the Edinburgh Festival with the Canadian pianist, Margaret Bruce.